29 Mar 2010

Morigenos at the Conference of the European Cetacean Society

The Morigenos team attended the 24th Conference of the European Cetacean Society (ECS) that took place in Stralsund, Germany, from 22nd to 24th March 2010. The theme of this year's conference, hosted by the German Oceanographic Museum was: »Marine Mammal Populations: Challenges for Conservation in the Next Decade«.

Polona Kotnjek, Morigenos Education Coordinator and a member of the ECS Council, participated in the organisational aspects as a member of the Organizing Committee. After being an ECS Student Representative for 2 years, she passed her duties on to the newly elected Student Representative, our colleague Conor Ryan from Ireland. The ECS Council and students thanked Polona for her efforts and great job.

As part of the conference, Polona Kotnjek and Tilen Genov (Morigenos president and ECS National Contact Person for Slovenia) organised a Student Workshop: »Habitat Modelling and GIS«, with the participation of guest speakers Graham J. Pierce, Wezddy Del Toro, Karen Hall and Ruth Fernández-García.

A team of Morigenos researchers, led by Tilen Genov, presented a study »Ecology and Conservation of Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Slovenian and adjacent waters (north Adriatic)«.

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